Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee
Wednesday 24th October 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Luttrell Room

Contact: Lindsey Tawse on 01823 355059, Email: ltawse@somerset.gov.uk  Jamie Jackson on 01823 359040, Email: jajackson@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

124.

Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

Decision:

Minutes:

In respect of agenda item 5 – Library Service Redesign, the following Members declared a personal interest:

 

Cllr Leyshon as a Friend of Street Library; Cllr Lewis as a Friend of Castle Cary Library; and Cllr Groskop as a Friend of Bruton Library.

125.

Minutes from the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Decision:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 September 2018 were accepted as being accurate by the Committee.

126.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee Chair invited members of the public who had registered to speak to address the Committee regarding agenda item 5.

 

Cllr Dave Mansell of the Save Wivey Library Group – The Save Wivey Library group asks the Scrutiny Committee to recommend to the Cabinet that Wiveliscombe Library be included  ...  view the full minutes text for item 126.

127.

Libraries Service Redesign - Recommendations pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee reviewed the report and proposals for changes to the way library services are provided. The report and appendices contained 831 pages and the Committee’s consideration of the large amount of information was aided by hearing comments, questions & statements from 6 members of the public. The Strategic Manager for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 127.

128.

Revenue Budget 2018/19 Monitoring Update pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To consider the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report that presented the projected revenue outturn for 2018/19 based upon actual spending to the end of August 2018. The figures reflected the proposals for change agreed by the Cabinet in September 2018 to be delivered within this financial year.

 

The Interim Head of Finance noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 128.

129.

MTFP 2019/20+ Initial Assessment and Proposed Approach pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report that provided details of the initial assessment of the likely gap between budget requirement and funding sources for the years 2019/20 to 2021/22. It was also explained that all identified savings targets had bene re-examined for achievability. 

 

It was reported that the initial assessment of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 129.

130.

Single Use Plastics: A Strategy for Somerset County Council pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

131.

SCC Annual Feedback Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

132.

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To receive an update from the Governance Manager, Scrutiny and discuss any items for the work programme. To assist the discussion, attached are:

·        The Committee’s work programme

·        The Cabinet’s forward plan

Additional documents:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and noted the Council’s Forward Plan of proposed key decisions.

 

Following a discussion, the Committee requested the following additions to the work programme:

·         To receive an update report on the Library Service Redesign at the 11 December meeting;

·         To receive a report on the Medium Term Financial  ...  view the full minutes text for item 132.

133.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Decision:

Minutes:

After ascertaining there were no other items of business, the Chair thanked all those present for attending and closed the meeting at 12.58.

134.

Declarations of Interest

The Chairman will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chairman’s discretion.  

Decision: